K-Hawk Country is truly home for Jim having grown up on a farm in Northern Linn county near Troy Mills. Graduating from North Linn High School in 1975 followed by a 9-month Broadcasting course at Brown Institute in Minneapolis.
Jim has worked in Radio since 1976. Starting in Carroll, Iowa for 3 ½ years and then came back home to Cedar Rapids, where he has been ever since. After 13 years full-time in Radio, he started as a weekend warrior on KHAK in July of 1989. During the week his time is fulfilled as an Account Manager for Janda Motor Service, calling on Industrial Customers in Eastern Iowa.
Jim and his wife Linda live in Center Point with their daughter Sara. They also have a son Steve who along with partner Jessica have given him a grandson, Levi. They reside in Cedar Rapids.
Music has always been a source of joy for Jim whatever the Genre…excluding Rap, Hip Hop and Opera! Country Music is where his heart is. What else would you expect from a Country Boy, who says it ain’t worth a thang if it doesn’t have some twang!